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Grissom: Pilot Gallery


Army good conduct medal.

I initially thought it odd that Grissom, who served in the Air Force, received an Army medal; however, a little research showed that the Air Force good conduct medal was not established until June 1, 1963. Since the Air Force was initially formed from the Army Air Corps, it apparently also inherited some Army medals.

Army good conduct medal in Grissom: Test Pilot in Grissom: Pilot exhibit in Grissom Memorial in Mitchell Indiana
Time picture taken Sun Nov 15 10:16:38 2015
Location picture taken Korean War/Aviation Gallery
Grissom Memorial
Spring Mill State Park
Mitchell, Indiana
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